President George W. Bush (1946-Present)

“You teach a child to read, and he or her will be able to pass a literacy test.”

“I have a different vision of leadership. A leadership is someone who brings people together.”

“For diplomacy to be effective, words must be credible – and no one can now doubt the word of America.”

“The legislature’s job is to write law. It’s the executive branch’s job to interpret law.”

“Our nation must come together to unite.”

“I can hear you, the rest of the world can hear you and the people who knocked these buildings down will hear all of us soon.”

“We cannot let terrorists hold this nation hostile or hold our allies hostile.”

“Rarely is the question asked: is our children learning?”

“Do I think faith will be an important part of being a good president? Yes, I do.”

“Bring them on.”

“The true history of my administration will be written 50 years from now, and you and I will not be around to see it.”

“There’s no bigger task than protecting the homeland of our country.”

“The resolve of our great nation is being tested. But make no mistake, we will show the world that we will pass the test.”

“When you turn your heart and your life over to Christ, when you accept Christ as the savior, it changes your heart.”

“Our Nation must defend the sanctity of marriage.”

“We will make no distinction between the terrorists who committed these acts and those who harbour them.”

“Everywhere that freedom stirs, let tyrants fear.”

“Every nation in every region now has a decision to make. Either you are with us, or you are with the terrorists.”

“You know what’s interesting about Washington? It’s the kind of place where second-guessing has become second nature.”

“I will never relent in defending America – whatever it takes.”

“The terrorists and their supporters declared war on the United States – and war is what they got.”

“Faith crosses every border and touches every heart in every nation.”

“I believe that God has planted in every heart the desire to live in freedom.”

“Freedom itself was attacked this morning by a faceless coward, and freedom will be defended.”

“America stands for liberty, for the pursuit of happiness and for the unalienable right for life. This right to life cannot be granted or denied by government because it does not come from government, it comes from the creator of life.”

“America will never seek a permission slip to defend the security of our people.”

“We must all hear the universal call to like your neighbor as you like to be liked yourself.”

“The United States and our allies are determined: we refuse to live in the shadow of this ultimate danger.”

“I’m honored to shake the hand of a brave Iraqi citizen who had his hand cut off by Saddam Hussein.”

“The tyrant has fallen, and Iraq is free.”

“The terrorists are fighting freedom with all their cunning and cruelty because freedom is their greatest fear – and they should be afraid, because freedom is on the march.”

“I believe the most solemn duty of the American president is to protect the American people. If America shows uncertainty and weakness in this decade, the world will drift toward tragedy. This will not happen on my watch.”

“Our enemies are innovative and resourceful, and so are we. They never stop thinking about new ways to harm our country and our people, and neither do we.”

“There may be some tough times here in America. But this country has gone through tough times before, and we’re going to do it again.”

“America is a Nation with a mission – and that mission comes from our most basic beliefs. We have no desire to dominate, no ambitions of empire. Our aim is a democratic peace – a peace founded upon the dignity and rights of every man and woman.”

“You’re free. And freedom is beautiful. And, you know, it’ll take time to restore chaos and order – order out of chaos. But we will.”

“We know that dictators are quick to choose aggression, while free nations strive to resolve differences in peace.”

“We are a nation of communities… a brilliant diversity spread like stars, like a thousand points of light in a broad and peaceful sky.”

“The story of America is the story of expanding liberty: an ever-widening circle, constantly growing to reach further and include more. Our nation’s founding commitment is still our deepest commitment: In our world, and here at home, we will extend the frontiers of freedom.”

“America is successful because of the hard work and creativity and enterprise of our people.”

“America must not ignore the threat gathering against us. Facing clear evidence of peril, we cannot wait for the final proof, the smoking gun that could come in the form of a mushroom cloud.”

“We’re in a fight for our principles and our first responsibility is to live by them.”

“We will build new ships to carry man forward into the universe, to gain a new foothold on the moon and to prepare for new journeys to the worlds beyond our own.”

“The United States of America will never be intimidated by thugs and assassins. The killers will fail, and the Iraqi people will live in freedom.”

“This young century will be liberty’s century.”

“We can’t allow the world’s worst leaders to blackmail, threaten, hold freedom-loving nations hostage with the world’s worst weapons.”

“Great tragedy has come to us, and we are meeting it with the best that is in our country, with courage and concern for others because this is America. This is who we are.”

“Americans are rising to the tasks of history, and they expect the same of us.”

“On September 11 2001, America felt its vulnerability even to threats that gather on the other side of the Earth. We resolved then, and we are resolved today, to confront every threat from any source that could bring sudden terror and suffering to America.”

“The wisest use of American strength is to advance freedom.”

“We will fight this war on terror with every resource of our national power.”

“The men and women of Afghanistan are building a nation that is free, and proud, and fighting terror – and America is honored to be their friend.”

“Every step toward freedom in the world makes our country safer, and so we will act boldly in freedom’s cause.”

“Democracies replace resentment with hope, respect the rights of their citizens and their neighbors, and join the fight against terror.”

“September the 11th changed the way I think.”

“As we work to advance the equality of women in the world’s newest democracies, we must remember that many women in other countries around the world are still struggling for basic rights in places like Iran and North Korea and Burma. America will help women stand up for their freedom no matter where they live.”

“No nation is exempt from the demands of human dignity. Everybody desires to be free; embedded in the soul of each man and woman on the face of the Earth is this deep desire to live in liberty.”

“They are images that we will never forget.”

“The greatest monument to the courage of Americans is the world they saved and shaped. And their story is not written in stone; it is woven into the lives of everyone who loves freedom.”

“The image of the Iraqi soccer team playing in this Olympics, it’s fantastic, isn’t it? It wouldn’t have been free if the United States had not acted.”

“We’ll continue working for the day when the map of the Middle East shows two democratic states, Israel and Palestine, living side-by-side in peace and security.”

“Live Free or Die”

“The greatest source of America’s generosity is not our government; it’s the good heart of the American people.”

“You work three jobs? … Uniquely American, isn’t it? I mean, that is fantastic that you’re doing that.”

“If you are not with us, you are against us.”

“We will not tire, we will not falter, we will not fail.”

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